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Released Police Story III colour regrade/correction
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My colour correction/regrade of the recent Police Story III remaster is done. There will be a v2 in the future pending an additional audio track or two, but until then I think this is very watchable. At least given how Ritrovata handled it.

Video: Blu-Ray-compliant MKV.  Sourced from the recent Japanese BD. Colour corrected with Resolve.

Audio: Cantonese stereo surround 2.0 (taken from the HK Star laserdisc). Original English dub 5.1.

Subtitles: based on Hong Kong Rescue's translation (used with permission), retimed, adapted and corrected by me. Ending song subtitled by The Film Whisperer.

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PM me for the link, if interested. A revision will be released if/when I am able to source the mono Cantonese audio from the Japanese laserdisc.
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Hello,

Taking into account some comments here and elsewhere about the colours (particularly in regards to skin tones), I'm working on a revision. I'll post screencaps when able (I'm also helping a friend out with some colouration for a project), but I feel I've achieved a more natural skin colour (particularly in the latter outdoor scenes).

The revision will also have the theatrical mono Cantonese track, and (fingers crossed) a better quality source for the original English dub.
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Good luck!
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Thanks! It's almost ready to go, I'm just waiting to hear back from my source, about the mono English track.
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Progress:
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Skintones look a little more natural to me. Getting there!
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#6
Just a suggestion, but skintones in HK films were never color timed to look natural. They were always stylised films.
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(2019-08-26, 02:02 PM)Stamper Wrote: Just a suggestion, but skintones in HK films were never color timed to look natural. They were always stylised films.

I hate to sound like a broken record but Based on what (LOL)?
"HK films were never color timed to look natural" I'm sure your just trolling now bud.

Besides, Serums is timing the Remastered BD to match the LD, which he (and I) feels is a much more pleasing color pallet.
Unsure if it's theatrically accurate, but the skin tones are.

Ive only seen a handful of original HK theatrical prints (mainly John Woo stuff) and from my memory the color timing never looked unnatural.
Stylish lighting or lack of yes, but not a 'timed' choice.
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I saw most of those in theaters. The skintones always had these orange like, filmlike tones unlike video. So making skintones look natural is wrong. Witness for example the 4K remasters of all Bruce Lee films (corrected version) the skintones look filmic not natural.
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(2019-08-26, 06:47 PM)Stamper Wrote: I saw most of those in theaters. The skintones always had these orange like, filmlike tones unlike video. So making skintones look natural is wrong. Witness for example the 4K remasters of all Bruce Lee films (corrected version) the skintones look filmic not natural.
I appreciate the input. I'm not necessarily trying to make them more natural to the point of taking away that filmic look. The last correction I did was a little desaturated, to the point where everyone's skintones looked very neutral (at the expense of colour).

My initial intent with this colouration was to get the new remaster looking similar to some of the more pleasing renditions we've had previously (rather than the flat, tinted mess that Ritrovata left it as). I was recently sent something which might look a little closer to what you're describing (it's neither the whole film nor a trailer). If I were to post some screenshots of it, could you tell me if it looks a little closer to what you remember?

I'm always quite happy to learn more about these films and how they were presented.
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I'm liking the look of it so far. The blue-ish tint with orange or pale skin reminds me of the LD I use to have years ago and the Deltamac DVD (I thin) I still have. Not sure of the accuracy but it looks good to me.
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